Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace


UPDATED 2 NOVEMBER 2014 Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from our parents and from our friends, and in the workplace we now learn from our work colleagues. In fact we learn everyday […]

Informal Learning Research Report


In this new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report, Informal Learning Takes Off, I examine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace.  The results show that there are now many interpretations of the term “informal learning” –  from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities that are taking […]

Guided Social Learning Experience Design (Online Workshop)


Most e-learning design is about gathering a comprehensive set of material, storyboarding the content, developing screens of information and adding in interactivity and quizzes to test understanding. When it comes to formal social learning, there is a need for a quite different design approach. It is not just about “adding in” social interactions or “bolting […]

Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk


A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be social, and modelling the new knowledge sharing and collaboration practices that are required […]